The Lord’s Prayer is a Christian prayer that, according to the New Testament, Jesus taught as the way to pray.
This literary gem relates the story of a rebellious prophet who instead of going to the city of Nineveh as his God directed him, decides to flee to the Mediterranean Sea. Listen to this ancient story about an angry prophet and discover that God’s grace is far greater than he could bear.
On Ascension Day Christians look back on the event of Jesus leaving his earthly existence behind him and returning to heaven, the supernatural world of God. The Bible says that this happened 40 days after He had risen from the dead.
‘Let my people go!’ That was what Moses requested from Pharao. He was there to release the Hebrew slaves in the name of the God of the Israelites.
Can you imagine what you would feel if a good friend is gone? One of Jesus’ friends wants to mourn at his grave. On the early Easter morning, Mary Magdalene is on her way to the tomb where they buried him.
The story of Queen Esther shows how the bravery of one girl saved an entire nation! It’s a very special story. God is not mentioned anywhere in this story from the Bible. But you see how one person can make a difference.
People hoped Jesus was coming to free them from the enemies. But Jesus was arrested by the Roman rulers. Peter became afraid but watched when they interrogated Jesus and were beating him and said even cursing that he didn’t know him. When they met after the resurrection, they had to have an honest conversation.
It is difficult for people to know themselves. It’s often easier to understand the world around you, right? But knowing yourself is understanding the greatness of the Creator. And look. Stand in front of a mirror. Look closely. Smile. Pull a face. Yes, that’s you.
You cannot imagine humanity without the stories we tell each other. All these stories define how we live our lives. Through Sandy Tales, we’re telling the ancient Bible stories through sand art. All these stories are open windows into God’s reality.
God’s stories with mankind throughout the centuries bring hope, comfort and life and connect people with God. So, be inspired by these beautiful stories, open your heart and let the stories change you!
meet the artist
Ever wondered who creates all these beautiful stories? Well, let's introduce you to our sand artist, Harm van Schaik.
He started a few years ago with drawing the first scenes in sand on a piece of wood, trying to tell the story of creation in a new way. Now, after millions of views of the Sandy Tales videos, he still tells all kinds of different Bible stories.
When he’s drawing one scene, he often changes something in the picture and the whole scene is transformed on your screen to something brand new. Every time you see it, you will be amazed. And touched.